Devices and Interfaces Tab Is Missing from NI MAX

Updated Dec 28, 2023

Reported In


  • Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX)


  • NI-DAQmx

Issue Details

I am trying to locate my device in NI MAX, however the entire Devices and Interfaces tab is missing. 


This will occur if you have no hardware drivers installed. Without the corresponding drivers, MAX cannot identify connected hardware. 

If you are using a NI data acquisition product, you will need NI-DAQmx to communicate with your device. Download the most recent version here.